February 23, 2024

The Pride flag is a symbol of solidarity and support for members of 2SLGBTQI communities. When municipalities display Pride flags or paint crosswalks in rainbow colours, they signal that their cities and towns are committed to inclusivity, diversity, and the safety of all residents. 

In a time of rising hate against 2SLGBTQI people in Canada, the town of Westlock has signalled to 2SLGBTQI residents and visitors that their safety and inclusion is not a priority. The decision to prevent local governments from displaying visible symbols of solidarity with our communities is irresponsible and dangerous. 

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Representatives from Egale Canada are available for further comment on this matter. To schedule an interview please email:

Egale Canada has launched the Rainbow Action Hub – a one-stop shop for the why and how to combat the rise of anti-2SLGBTQI hate in Canada. The hub includes resources, tools, education, and information aimed at 2SLGBTQI organizations, advocates and activists.